NOBUO Nakamura was born in Osaka, Japan’s second largest city, where he ran an osteopathy clinic for 10 years.
During this time he scored a gig massaging the Japanese national team at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002.
But he always wanted to move to the countryside and heard from a friend that a hotel in Niseko was looking for a tenant. He came in summer and loved it.
In 2005 he and wife Chisato-san opened Yakouju-Seikotsuin Osteopathy Clinic, and Niseko Foot which specialises in massage, reflexology and acupuncture.
In winter most of his clients are foreigners and he loves the opportunity to meet people from so many different cultures. 1F Alpen Hotel.